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Preparedness, Response and Recovery Laws & Regulations

The following are a selection of laws and regulations related to Preparedness, Response and Recovery.

Homeland Security Presidential Directives

  • HSPD – 5: Management of Domestic Incidents. Enhances the ability of the United States to manage domestic incidents by establishing a single, comprehensive national incident management system.
  • HSPD – 8: National Preparedness. Identifies steps for improved coordination in response to incidents. This directive describes the way Federal departments and agencies will prepare for such a response, including prevention activities during the early stages of a terrorism incident. This directive is a companion to HSPD-5.
  • HSPD – 8 Annex 1. Further enhances the preparedness of the United States by formally establishing a standard and comprehensive approach to national planning.
Last Published Date: March 5, 2020

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